Score of tributes have been paid to a South Tyneside man who was found dead at the age of 23.
The body of Lee Adamson was discovered at his grandmother’s home in St Vincent Street, South Shields, on Wednesday morning.
You were always a pleasure to be around,Graham Erickson
South Tyneside coroner Terence Carney has opened an investigation into Mr Adamson’s death.
Police say there is not believed to be any third-party involvement in the death.
His death has sparked a flood of emotional online tributes from friends.
Samantha Garbutt posted on Lee’s Facebook page: “Sweet dreams, Lee. RIP.”
Suzy Steele added: “RIP Lee. Cannot believe am reading this. so sad.”
Jamie Barker stated; “Cannot believe you are gone kid, but you are in a better place now. Rest in peace.”
Graham Erickson wrote of how he had fond memories of growing up a person he described as a “fantastic lad” who was “always a pleasure to be around”.
Mr Erickson wrote; “Such sad sad news mate. My thoughts are with all your wonderful family. I have so many fond memories growing up in the street together with you and my kid. You were always a pleasure to be around.
“Truly a fantastic lad who will be sorely missed and has left us far too soon.”
Readers also took to the Gazette’s Facebook page to share their condolences.
Stacey Pearson stated: “Another one gone well before his time. RIP Lee.”
Karon Frank added: “RIP Lee. My thoughts are with your family at this sad time. You were a lovely lad, always a smile on your face.”
Jacqueline Allsopp wrote: “What a dreadful shock for his family my thoughts are with them.”
Mandi Wells said: “How sad r.i.p. so young,” while Ann Howes said: “Rip Lee x thinking of all the family at this sad time x.”
Martin Purdy added: “I didn’t know you Lee but grew up with your parents. RIP young man. So sad xxx.”
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “At 9.40am on Wednesday, February 24, police attended an address in St Vincent Street, in South Shields, after a man in his 20s had been pronounced dead.
“There is believed to be no third-party involvement and a report will be prepared for the coroner.”